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Eagle bone whistle with black velvet pouch / Unknown

Essay/Description

Owned by Harding Big Bow.

Curatorial Remarks

This a dance bone whistle used for various types of dances. The individual would have been holding the whistle in his mouth, blowing through it while dancing. The whistle is made from bird bone.

Tags: bird bone whistle, pouch, dances
People: Southern Plains
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Eagle bone whistle with black velvet pouch
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American
Date: 
20th century
Place: 
Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
bone
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2905a-b
Previous Number(s): 
84.2905 a-b
Department: 
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